My Brushes with Fame
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- Publication Date: October 25, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 8 x 10
- ISBN: 9781419761980
- Page Count: 224
- Illustrations: 45 color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
You may know Kevin Nealon as a celebrated comedian and Saturday Night Live alum—but he also happens to be a talented caricature artist.
In I Exaggerate, comedian and actor Kevin Nealon shares original full-color caricatures and funny, endearing personal essays about his famous friends. Alongside his portraits and doodles from script margins and cocktail napkins, Nealon takes readers through his memories of everything from the set of Saturday Night Live with Chris Farley and Dana Carvey, to his idolization of James Taylor, the eulogy he gave at his dear friend Garry Shandling’s funeral, and much more. This is a charming and gorgeously illustrated project from a comedy all-star that is sure to delight.
Subjects include: Buzz Aldrin, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Bacall, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Humphrey Bogart, Anthony Bourdain, Jim Carrey, Johnny Carson, Dana Carvey, Timothée Chalamet, Dave Chappelle, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Daniels, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Billie Eilish, Chris Farley, Carrie Fisher, Budd Friedman, Lady Gaga, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Whitney Houston, Ken Jeong, Andy Kauffman, Matt LeBlanc, David Letterman, Norm Macdonald, Rami Malek, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Steve Martin, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Lorne Michaels, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Paisley, Arnold Palmer, Tom Petty, Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Plant, the Pointer Sisters, Prince, Chris Rock, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Garry Shandling, Harry Dean Stanton, Howard Stern, Emma Stone, Tilda Swinton, Elizabeth Taylor, James Taylor, Anya Taylor-Joy, John Travolta, Eddie Vedder, Christopher Walken, and Robin Williams.
“The caricatures are a joy to look at, each capturing the spirit of the subject in a way that only a skilled artist—and a person with keen observational skills—could produce.”AP —
“An impressive collection from a multifaceted artist. The anecdotes that Nealon includes with each image are heartwarming and sincere.”Kirkus Reviews —
About the author
Kevin Nealon is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, had roles in several of the Happy Madison films, played Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and is currently a touring stand-up comedian. He lives in Los Angeles.